Side-Oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)
Blooms: Aug - Sept
Height: 1-3 feet
Light: Full Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry, drought tolerant
Water Use: Low , Medium
Hardiness Zone: 3-8 (click here to find your plant hardiness zone)
This warm season grass, grows slowly in cool temperatures so is great to plant with spring flowers. It is a clumping grass that spreads by rhizome. It has tiny flowers during late summer bloom and the dry seed heads look like oats. Host plant for 5 or more types of skipper moths.
Side-oats Grama Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, and provides nesting materials/structure for native bees. It is deer resistant.
And is a host plant for: Green Skipper butterfly, Dotted Skipper butterfly.